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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:29 PM

Poll on D. Tosh's rape comments.

Here, for the uninformed, is the background:

On Friday night, during his set at the Laugh Factory, the hugely popular Comedy Central host Daniel Tosh made a rape joke, stripping the experience of its weight, of its tragedy, of its crime: “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl [referring to an audience member who “heckled” him about rape jokes not being funny earlier in his set] got raped by, like, five guys right now? Like right now?”


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/11/why-daniel-tosh-s-rape-joke-at-the-laugh-factory-wasn-t-funny.html


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Reply Poll on D. Tosh's rape comments. (Original post)
Warren DeMontague Jul 2012 OP
eek MD Jul 2012 #1
Warren DeMontague Jul 2012 #2
Lionessa Jul 2012 #3
Warren DeMontague Jul 2012 #5
loli phabay Jul 2012 #4
Warren DeMontague Jul 2012 #6
loli phabay Jul 2012 #10
Behind the Aegis Jul 2012 #7
Warren DeMontague Jul 2012 #8
Behind the Aegis Jul 2012 #9
Warren DeMontague Jul 2012 #12
loli phabay Jul 2012 #13
4th law of robotics Jul 2012 #18
Warren DeMontague Jul 2012 #19
REP Jul 2012 #22
MrSlayer Jul 2012 #11
HappyMe Jul 2012 #14
Upton Jul 2012 #15
Warren Stupidity Jul 2012 #16
4th law of robotics Jul 2012 #17
bluesbassman Jul 2012 #20
Kaleva Jul 2012 #21
bullwinkle428 Jul 2012 #23
Warren DeMontague Jul 2012 #24

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Response to eek MD (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:36 PM

2. I put the relevant one in the OP.

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Response to eek MD (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:38 PM

3. If I understand correctly,

 

Tosh asked the audience for a topic, someone yelled out "rape", and before Tosh could say anything, a woman said "there's nothing funny about rape," and Tosh then said it would be funny if the audience raped that woman.

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Response to Lionessa (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 12:32 AM

5. That sounds accurate.

I find the comments despicable, and out of line.

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Response to eek MD (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 12:13 AM

4. never heard of him either, think he made a big mistake as well with his comments

 

but as a point of principle i am against censoring comedy, though the audience should feel free to react appropriately.

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Response to loli phabay (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 12:33 AM

6. "censoring" can mean a bunch of different things.

No cable channel, for instance, is under obligation to give this guy airtime if a lot of people are offended by his comments. Doesn't mean he doesn't have the 1st Amendment right to make them.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 12:57 AM

10. yup thats what i mean by the audience should make the decision, over the years there has been

 

lots of offensive material said by comics, as i said i think thsi was bad but i think that comedy should be at the cutting edge and force us to face the not so nice side of life.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 12:35 AM

7. Until this situation, I had never heard of him.

The topics in GD weren't all that descriptive in their titles and since I didn't know who he was, I didn't even open the threads, so I was really behind the curve.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 12:36 AM

8. Me either.

My idea of a funny comedian is Steven Wright, or maybe Louis C.K.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 12:39 AM

9. I have eclectic tastes when it comes to comedians.

I like Louis Black, Chris Rock, Lisa Lampinelli, Margaret Cho, Wanda Skyes, the late George Carlin, and a few others. Some of the newer comedians kinda suck. I stick with what I know unless I accidentally stumble across someone new. (I do like Louis C.K, too!)

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 01:46 AM

12. That show Wanda Sykes had a few years ago was fucking brilliant.

I agree with all the others, too.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #12)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 02:12 AM

13. not really into any on the list, prefer more slapstick ala Mr Bean or beny hill

 

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 05:19 PM

18. Have you seen his show?

 

Louie.

Pretty funny but avoid if you're already feeling depressed. Watching it might make you suicidal.

Very bleak humor.

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Reply #18)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 05:25 PM

19. I watched a couple episodes.

A little bleak, but very funny.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 09:42 PM

22. Louis CK has made very funny, very good

rape jokes. I shit you not.

This article has several examples of funny rape jokes, where the joke is where it should be: not on the victims. Richard Pryor's joke isn't there, but it's in the comments.

Just saw this as I was driving by ... I've been following the Internet mud fight since the story broke. I'll be going now

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 01:07 AM

11. Indifference.

 

I don't like Tosh because he's a sucky comedian. I don't care what he jokes about because he's not funny.

For me, everything is on the table in comedy. The holocaust, race, sex, whatever. Just be funny when you do it.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 05:43 AM

14. I have seen Tosh.0 on Comedy Central.

Sometimes it's kind of funny, sometimes not. His 'thing' is double entendre insults.

This is way, way, way past his usual. What he said was horrible, and I also think that an audience member hollering out 'rape' is just as big as jackass.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 07:11 AM

15. I hadn't heard of him either..

I understand he's on HBO which we don't even get because our DirecTV bill is already high enough. I don't watch Comedy Central, which is currently blocked anyway because of that beef with Viacom...but none of that matters, least not to one particular disruptor, as he seems to think the MG is somehow responsible for everything that comes out of Tosh's mouth..

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 09:20 AM

16. This is the in your face memorial thread.

 

what a travesty that mess in meta is.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 01:53 PM

17. Out of line.

 

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 05:54 PM

20. Out of line, and not even remotely funny.

Indefensible really. Tosh should have apologized with zero qualifications.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 06:39 PM

21. I usually find Tosh to be quite funny; sometimes not but he went over the line here.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 03:12 PM

23. Jumped into this GROUP for the first time, just to vote in the poll!

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #23)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 06:10 PM

24. Welcome.

Dont believe the hype, we're actually relatively decent human beings.

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